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Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
in an undisclosed location. they don't have any orders to go yet. a defense official says with the number of hostages and potential hostage-takers there, it would be an extremely dangerous assault miss. they are all hoping there is some sort of diplomatic solution to this crisis. >> certainly a shock to many how quick it happened. as i know, we all have been trying to understand and when these workers were seized on their way to work on what exactly was happening. what can can you tell us about the moment they were taken? given as we just reported, the u.s. government was quick to say they believed this was an organized and preplanned attack. >> you are exactly right. here is what we know from algeria as intear yrior ministe. he says an oil field in southern algeria was attacked by militants. several hostages were taken there. this was about 40 miles from the border of libya. a group of westerners were on their way to the airport where they were attacked by another group of militants. algear january security forces with them fired back. the militants retreated back to this bp oil f
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Jan 13, 2013 6:00am PST
-defense and we think that they will be heard. >> and when you look at the power, one of the things that you said when you came in is that our number one political priority is to defeat the president for a second term, and that didn't happen. you also lost some high profile senate races that you invested in. what does that say about the power -- because there are a lot of people out there who say, look, this has changed, that newtown has changed public sentiment, and it has changed the mood on capitol hill, and yet you think that the nra has the power to block this? >> the nra doesn't have the power, be but those americans who believe in the second amendment do. the races that were decided this year, weren't decided on the second amendment issues as you well know and not discussed. the president discussed he would never take your rifle or sidearm and not interfere with your second amendment right, and in those races where there is a clear choice and let me give you an example. we were very involved this the wisconsin gubernatorial recall, because you had a clear opponent of the seco
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Jan 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
? >> first and foremost, if you have never fired an ar-15, as a woman who also has self-defense, uses guns for self-defense and likes to know that i have that security they're a lot easier to fire than other rifles with the recoil. >> you think all women should be armed with ar-15s? >> my goodness, are you going to go off on a tangent every time i say one thing? you just go off and make up another -- come on now, pirs. stay with me. >> i'm trying to find out what you believe. >> i'm trying to explain it to you, but you keep putting words in my mouth every time try. so stop, let me finish and we'll get somewhere with this. an ar-15, honestly, it's just like any other rifle. i don't understand why some individuals can become so scared of this, because they think it's a scary looking weapon. it's not. this is not the military assault rifle that fully automatic or capable of select fire. >> it shot 17 americans in a movie theater in 90 seconds. it murdered a group of new york state firemen. >> there are pistols made by armalight. >> this particular weapon has been used in the last four ma
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
defense, including vets. i was talking to somebody on capitol hill who said that amount of money is the entire operating budget, akin to the entire operating budget of the agriculture department. we do not think it will pass but it really gives a sense of why the speaker got himself in so much trouble by pulling this before the night of new year's day, because of this very reason, he knew there were a number of republicans who were very upset about passing any new government spending without cutting it elsewhere and it's going to play out on the house floor today. >> we're going to talk more about this later. dana bash reporting live from capitol hill today. coca-cola is defending it self against charges it makes america fat. it acknowledges obese sit the issue of this generation and vowing to come together to fight the fat. ♪ i'd like to teach the world to sing ♪ ♪ sing with me ♪ in perfect harmony >> it's a far cry from the feel good '70s feel good coca-cola commercial. >> we'd like people to come together on something that concerns all of us, obesity. >> critics say today's n
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Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
has been clear that our first priority is the safety and security of the hostages. defense secretary leon panetta says, he's putting the terrorists on notice. >> they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> but the demands of the group led by mokhtar belmokhtar is growing. they are demanding the release of omar currently serving a life sentence in the u.s. and a pakistani neuroscientist now in prison in the u.s. convicted of trying to kill u.s. soldiers and fbi agents in afghanistan. the obamaed administration, however, is ruling out any negotiating with the terrorists. >> the united states does not negotiate with terrorists. >> again, this is an ongoing operation as far as we know, still conflicting information for a third day in exactly what is happening, how many people have been released, et cetera. but, wolf, you can certainly say that the countries that are involved and that includes japan, have been talking around the clock nonstop about this and coordinating their activities, which the secretary says is really key to this. >> j
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
. >> mali is the first victim of libya because of the weapon caches that were raided. >> reporter: defense secretary leon panetta issued a warning to those running the training camps. >> terrorists should be on notice that they will kind no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. >> reporter: so far this al qaeda group has been focused in africa, but counterterrorism officials are concerned that if these training camps continue to flourish, their ambitions may expand. libya is right on the southern shore of the mediterranean, and officials are concerned that militants could try for an attack in europe or european militants could come to libya, get training, and then try to carry out an attack back home. erin? >> thanks very much to chris lawrence. fran townsend is a former homeland and counter-terrorism security adviser to president george bush. and stuart holliday is a former ambassador. stuart, let me start with you. in chris' reporting there was a sound bite from president obama from a very different time, and that sound bite he said libya is a success.
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Jan 14, 2013 9:00pm PST
defense will be a fight. that will be fun to watch. >> let's talk about guns. i have been talking about this a lot. particularly since sandy hook, but before that. you're an independent in many ways, but what do you make of the gun debate. i'll tell you why i ask. in britain, it's not a political thing, never has been. never left or right. it's more of a human reaction when things happen, we have to do something. why is it so political in america? >> it's a part, i think, of how our country was formed. we did have to take up arms to form our country. >> to get rid of us. >> i didn't want to say it, but if you're going to bring it up, yeah, to get you guys out. there's that. it's in our constitution. look, i own a gun. you know, i'm gone a lot. i have a wife, i have two kids. i know how to keep them. they're in a gun safe. nobody can get to them. >> how many do you have? >> three. >> what type? >> i don't have an assault weapon. >> you have handguns? >> exactly. and i'm a sportsman. and i shoot skeet, and i grew up in the midwest. that's a part of my culture. i understand them in a way t
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Jan 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
up the defense of marriage act. do you think that the nation is moving on this issue? whether you're talking about transgender kids, d.o.m.a. defense of marriage. do you think the nation is slowly shifting? >> i think regular people don't care if two people consenting adults of the same sex want to get married. why can't they join the lot of us and be just as miserable as everybody else. >> you're going to be sitting up there on platform during the inauguration, what does that mean? >> i'm going to start crying. from watching it on tv, ever since i was little. it was nancy, leader of the nancy pelosi, she's the one that invited me. she wanted me to see it. i'm so blown over by it. >> what do you want to hear him say. in his inaugural address. people have been talking about it and dressing about it. what would you like to hear his message be. >> he said a lot of things that i'm glad he said. i would like to see the republicans stop trying to drag the president down. i've never seen anything like it in my life. i mean it's not, it's just, they want him to fail. but if they do that, the
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Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
help come from? >> it could come from europe and even closer. a senior defense official tells me now that defense secretary leon panetta has assured americans that the u.s. military will take all necessary and proper steps to deal with this attack. what could that mean? most importantly, the pentagon's africa command has what is called a commander and extremist force. it's a small, very lethal force that is dedicated to hostage rescue and counterterrorism. they are at an undisclosed location but we're told they are on a very, very short window to be put into action. now, expanding out just a little bit, take a look at the map, look at where algeria is. look at where this oil facility is. you can take a look in italy, the u.s. has air bases in italy which they could use a cargo lift, they could also use surveillance plates from there and they also have about 150 marines that are trained in crisis intervention in italy and also as we move over to rota, spain, there are two marine corps anti-terrorism bases there. further out, if necessary, back here on the east coast, all u.s. special
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Jan 13, 2013 3:00am PST
sylvester takes a look at why we don't want to get some. >> more. >> reporter: it's a good defense against the flu. hand sanitizer, but when it came to getting a flu shot for her 2-year-old daughter, dana was less certain. >> i really thought about it and between the odds of her having a bad reaction versus catching the flu, i felt like the flu and having heard down and out and possibly risking her health or her life wasn't worth it. >> reporter: dana ended up getting a flu shot for her daughter, but others we talk to say no thanks to the flu vaccine. >> busy with work and just didn't seem to affect me, i don't think. >> i'm not sure i'm confident in its ability to really protect me. >> reporter: there are concerns with the flu shot that lead some not to get one. many of those reasons, though, are actually baseless. first notion is that the flu shot can actually give you the flu. dr. greg cope is an e.r. doctor in washington. >> the virus has been broken down into many parts that are inactivated and will naot cause the flu. >> reporter: another common complaint that it isn't effect
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Jan 17, 2013 1:00pm PST
request was accepted and now i'm told by defense officials that military planners are in deep discussion with the french to go over specifically what they are going to bring in and where they are going to bring it. one defense official that i spoke with said that it could be the equivalent of the entire mek mek cannized battalion and might take up to 30 flights to get all of that in there for the french. in the end rkt the french would reinvert the u.s. for the cost of those cargo flights. there was a separate request for some u.s. surveillance as well as refueling and u.s. planes could pull up to the french jets, refuel them in the air, that's another request that's still under consideration but that part has not been decided, wolf. >> that's stepping up the military role in mali. that's a significant is headline. let me bring tom fuentes back in. are you surprised that france is helping deal with this crisis in mali? >> i'm not surprised to not let the al qaeda affiliates in mali and other countries become more powerful, to gain a foothold in those countries. we're under a l
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Jan 13, 2013 2:00pm PST
who will be our next secretary of defense and whether your taxes are going to go up. in case you missed them, they were some of the topics on the sunday political talk shows. to save you some time, we brought together the bright points. take a look. >> do you think you have enough support on alcohol kohl keep an assault weapons ban from passing? >> if he is willing to expend the political capital, you don't want to make predictions, and yo you don't want to bet your house on the outcome, but i would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> this is not your father's nra, but it represents gun manufacturers and less than half of the funding comes from their member, and they make tens of millions of dollars off of the purchases of guns. >> just his overall temperament and is he suited to run a department or big agency or big entity like the pentagon? >> you have questions about his temperament? >> i think -- i think -- i think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way
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Jan 15, 2013 2:00am PST
, who was an avowed neo-nazi. jeff hall was shot dead two years ago. both prosecution and defense maintain his activities were not the motive behind his killing but the defense argues that the child was exposed to violence at a young age. looks like he'll be held in some kind of detention facility until he's 23 years old. >>> a wisconsin woman who once weighed 425 pounds -- take a look at your screen right now -- she's now competing in triathlons. >> good for her. >> amy smith said her weight caused complications when her second daughter was born, so she had gastric bypass surgery. look at her. then she started working out. just one year later and smith has already completed two triathlons and two half marathons. >> my knees hurt, my back hurt, and i had high blood pressure. i was prediabetic. you know, i was going down a bad path. there's a group of us out there that have had weight loss surgery who are athletes now. i can say it. i never was comfortable saying that. >> oh, you are an athlete. you go, amy. now that she considers herself an athlete, amy smith's new goal is to part
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Jan 18, 2013 9:00am PST
still very dangerous. >> we heard from the secretary of defense leon panetta today saying -- >> this is the problem right now for the united states and other countries, al qaeda in north africa, perhaps the new frontier for al qaeda cells and affiliates, but many of these places are very remote areas, very difficult to get to, and the case is, we are seeing in algeria, that government does not want outside military help. it's one thing for the secretary of defense to say there's no sanctuary, that the u.s. will go after these al qaeda terrorists, how are you going to get over there with limited force and how are you going to get to these countries to undertake military operations is a whole other question. this is likely to be a very serious ongoing issue now for some time to come. >>> now this, a new report out today by the cdc says that the flu season is now getting worse. 48 states are now reporting widespread flu activity. now widespread means more than half of the counties in a state have flu activity. 30 states are reporting high levels of the flu, up from 24 last week. hospitaliz
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
when we get to it. but that's not really a defense, to i shouldn't have to pay you back. >> do you think -- i guess i'm trying to understand. the livestrong part of this, and we have a statement from them that's just coming in. i'm going to share it with everyone in just a moment. the one thing people say is, look. no matter all the bad or the evil certain people can do, and in this case he hurt a lot of people. he did a lot of bad things. but the livestrong foundation also helped a lot of people. and did a lot of good things. does that in any way absolve him? >> no, it doesn't, although i've maintained, and we maintained in our lawsuit that there's a difference between mr. armstrong the cyclist and the individual who cheated and doped. and mr. armstrong the humanitarian who ran his foundation. and just because he did good works through his foundation doesn't mean he shouldn't be held accountable for what he did on the racing track and with his sponsors in prize money with people like us. so, you know, he did some good things but on the other hand it certainly doesn't absolve him o
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Jan 20, 2013 3:00am PST
replacing his outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >>> well, most people who come to washington for president obama's second inauguration are happy just to be able to witness history. >>> but some visitors want a little bit more, like monogrammed pillow cases and a 24-hour butler. who wouldn't want that? you can get it all for a price. we'll tell you about it when we come back. d. earn 1% cash back everywhere, every time. [ both ] 2% back on groceries. [ all ] 3% on gas. no hoops to jump through. i earn more cash back on the things i buy the most. [ woman ] it's as easy as... one! -two. -[ all ] three! [ male announcer ] the bankamericard cash rewards credit card. apply online or at a bank of america near you. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that
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Jan 13, 2013 6:00pm PST
, it's a great tool, the kids put their defenses down a little bit. as they begin to fall asleep, you can tell them tips they can use in their lives. it's a great parenting technique. >> i'm going to get my flu shot from this man. >>> back now with my special guest dr. oz. i've been taking my clothes off not just for mimi's benefit, although she's rather enjoying it. i'm going to have my first ever flu shot. the myth about these is that you can get flu or flu like symptoms simply by having the shot, is that true? >> you cannot get the flu from the flu shot. it cannot give you the flu. it's based on the flu virus that occurred in southeast asia a few months ago. >> please give me a muscle. that's it? >> it's the biggest muscle you've seen for a while. >> that's it, one, two, three. and we're all -- >> it's not even bleeding. no blood even. please. >> i'll give you a bandage so you don't cry. >> it's like a dull ache, really, it doesn't hurt. >> it's about the size of a mosquito bite. >> should children have them? >> it's recommended after the age of six months we give it to our kids and fr
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Jan 13, 2013 9:00pm PST
bedtime stories. the reason that happens, it's a great tool, the kids put their defenses down a little bit. as they begin to fall asleep, you can tell them tips they can use in their lives. it's a great parenting technique. >> i'm going to get my flu shot from this man. where is flo? anybody know where flo is? are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one! the power of the "name your price" tool. only from progressive. >>> back now with my special guest dr. oz. i've been taking my clothes off not just for mimi's benefit, although she's rather enjoying it. i'm going to have my first ever flu shot. the myth about these is that you can get flu or flu like symptoms simply by having the shot, is that true? >> you cannot get the flu from the flu shot. it cannot give you the flu. it's based on the flu virus that occu
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Jan 18, 2013 1:00am PST
panetta, the defense secretary, said there were probably about seven to eight americans, but i have to say, you know, throughout the day, the numbers on all of this, where they are, who might be injured or any other condition is not really known. and the numbers of people who have been killed in this operation have really been all over the map. >> it's kind of odd to hear that they're taking a break. if they've launched an operation to try to free hostages the idea of taking a break in the middle of that operation seems very odd to me. i haven't really heard of operations where that has happened. and i was also surprised to learn that the u.s. was not informed or given a heads-up before they conducted this raid, right? >> in fact, yes. the u.s. officials that we've been speaking to say that they were not given a heads-up that this was going to take place, and that has created some problems. this one official that we spoke to said that they actually, the united states, had urged and cautioned the algerians to be very careful in carrying this out, to make the priority really the safety o
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
imminent threat that's recognized by our law of self defense that says the government's monopoly on violence is something that we create an exception to. >> here is my response. i don't think anybody in this room, or very, very few people -- >> legitimate violence. >> government's monopoly on violence? >> no, the government has a monopoly on legitimate violence. the government can execute people, can imprison people. when you go into a civilized society, the idea is that only the government can use violence. >> let me interrupt here. i think we're drifting slightly off point. most people in this room have no issue with americans having a gun at home to defend themselves. i come back to, scotie, of what i said earlier. what is the purpose and the need of an ar-15 that can have a magazine of 100 bullets? nobody can give me any reason why a civilian needs that. your explanation appears to be you fear a tyrannical government of attacking you. >> i have the right. that's my first explanation. i have the right. hundreds of thousands of men and women the last 2,000 years have died for me t
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Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
, defense, a lot of important social justice programs. you know, if dr. king were alive today, he would march and stand up for education. he would march and stand up for children to make sure that they have their needs met. i think it's important that president obama approach this as he has, reaching out to the republicans but standing his ground on those principles that will make this country a good country in the 21st century. >> but, donna weather the republicans extending this olive branch, if you will, to extend the debt ceiling vote three months, is that a good sign? >> i don't like to see anything with -- what do we call that with-in the grocery store when they want to attach something to it? >> two for one sale? >> it might be a two for one sale. republicans want to increase their advantage being at the table with the sequester coming up weather the regular budget that's coming up. look, i understand the games the republicans are playing but the game the american people want them to play is to play fair, to make sure that the rich pay their fair share but also the deep cuts do n
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
group. >> and jill, i know the defense secretary panetta has made a statement about it today. is it possible the u.s. might take military action? >> well, they might. obviously, if they want to try to save the people who are in there being held hostage. but anderson, you know, there are two reasons that this group apparently is giving for having carried out this act. one is they say it's retaliation for algeria giving france the ability to fly over algerian territory, bringing as part of this military operation in mali. but the other thing they say is that they want the release of their own prisoners who are being held. a little unclear why they're being held, et cetera. but the u.s. officials that we've been speaking to believe that this was not just some type of opportunistic thing, that it was planned in advance, at least to some degree. >> bob, right now you had a failed french commando raid to release a french hostage in somalia, which didn't get a lot of attention. but that happened several days ago. two commandos i guess were killed, as well as apparently the hostage. how dif
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Jan 13, 2013 10:00pm PST
issue with pete rose's defense of roger clemens. >> well, two confessions, i personally have known pete rose for 35 years. he was my all time favorite player growing up as a youth. it pains me to say this but pete is wrong about this. roger clemens best friend at the time said roger clemens told him he used steroids. he backed out at the last minute when he was talking to the feds. the other thing pete said, numbers matter in baseball more so than any other sport. i mean, baseball's been around since 1869, have you these steroid users going against willie mays and hank aaron in history books is not fair to the guys of the past when you lump these knuckle heads in with them. >> this steroid era lasted awhile, could we see a repeat next year and the year after. >> two former atlanta braves heroes, they're going to right the ship, they will be first ballot hall of famers, no steroids there, this will become a moot point. >>> it's an unusual hunting contest even for florida. they're looking for pythons. john zarrella tells us why the state is holding a month long contest to kill those
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
of them have been african-americans so far. we're talking about state, defense, his new chief of staff we think will be a white male. what do you think about the diversity in the cabinet looking forward. >> we're hoping by the time -- it's a bit like paint by numbers. you paint this section than section. we hope by the end, there's more women and people of color. obviously holder staying over in justice for now. we would like to see a black woman on the u.s. supreme court. there could be several who -- several vacancies this term. we have never had one. there are now several women on the court. people are saying finally we have a black woman on the supreme court. so. >> one of the many things on the to do list and wish list. ben jealous, president of the naacp. thank you for joining us today. >> great to see everyone here on the mall here celebrating this inaugural weekend. stay with us for our continuing coverage of this historical weekend, the second swearing in of president obama. when we come back, douglas brinkley, one of the nation's leading historians will talk about this
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Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
sources that the hostage standoff is now over at both the british defense secretary phillip hammond saying that it has been brought to an end with a further loss of life. and also the norwegian government ministry of foreign affairs confirming that the military operation is over in algeria. we may be begin to get clarity finally now after four days, as you say, of really wildly conflicting numbers on the number of hostages taken, on the number that may have been killed, on the number of terrorists that were involved. final at the seems that algerian special forces have regained control of that facility, killing the remaining hostage -- terrorists but with a number of hostages being killed in the fire-fight. >> and dan, do you have any details on how some of these survivors and hostages were able to escape? and what kind of condition they were in? >> reporter: amazing stories of how they evaded the terrorists. some hid in the ceiling area. some hid under their beds. some of them, you know, ran for their lives as the terrorists tried to make a break for it in vehicles that were then a
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00am PST
. government took the first step down that road when defense secretary panetta indicated that the military would have the right to launch a preemptive military strike if it detented a cyber attack was imminent. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >> thank you. coming up -- an underworld boss known as grand dad is killed by a sniper's bullet. i'm with sandra who just got these great glasses. you paid...wow. hmmm. let's see if walmart can help you find the same look for less. okay. see? walmart has all these leading eyewear brands and styles. rockstar! really? yeah. oh, wow! oh, black frame looks good on you. yeah? you can get a complete pair starting at just -- $38. really?! and did you know that our glasses come with a free 12-month replacement guarantee? i didn't know walmart had all this. the price is impressive, the quality is too! come to walmart and see for yourself. find rollbacks on the contact lenses you want. like the acuvue oasys -- now $27.88. walmart. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people wit
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Jan 13, 2013 10:00am PST
president obama's nomination of senator chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. we have a clash you will want to watch. >>> then the relationship between the united states and russia keeps getting worse, whose fault is it? moscow or washington? a debate. also, the next fight in washington will be over the debt ceiling. can president obama end this craziness and bypass congress altogether? we'll talk about the out of the box solutions and whether they would work. >>> and, finally, this is the signature of the man who might be the next treasury secretary. we'll look back through history to see if there's any loopy president. speaking of secretaries of the treasury three former holders of the office and many other statesmen and women offering advice to the president on a new gps special tonight "memo to the president, road map for a second term." tonight at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >>> first, here's my take. chuck hagel's nomination as america's next secretary of defense has drawn fire from people who say he's outside of the main stream. in fact, he's a pretty
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Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
many as 7 americans, what do you know? what is the military telling you? >> reporter: well, a defense official i just spoke with a few minutes ago said this is clearly an act of terrorism and that was echoedamplified by leon panetta, he's meeting with nato allies. and he said clearly this was a terrorist act, this kidnapping including some american hostages. right now, from sources that we are speaking with, africa command is taking the lead on this from the military side. but they are mostly conferring with the state department and the fbi as the state department sifts through the information and works with the algerians to get the best available information on what is going on the ground. there are some military assets that are somewhat close. there are marine, fleet anti-terrorism teams in italy. there is also air force surveillance aircraft that could be available out of aviano, also in italy. there are some military assets in the area. but the defense official i spoke with said right now the best thing is to get all the information they can about what is going on, on the ground.
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Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
domestic spending and defense 13e7bding in order to do so. and the president's saying don't hold america's economy 40s stajs in this political battle over deficit reduction dealing with nation's death. he will have an impassioned statement at the top and then he will ask reporters' questions. i assume there will be questions on guns. tomorrow the vice president is supposed to hand over his recommendations to the president about gun safety in the united states. gloria borger is here, it's a historic moment right now in the days leading up to inauguration, always, always very exciting, for those of us who are history buffs. he's got an enormous agenda in his second term and there's no guarantee that he's going to be able to succeed in all those areas. >> when the president started his first term it was a clear fiscal agenda and lots of people in the administration were hoping that by time he got around to starting these second term he would take on immigration, which he clearly intends to do. but before he gets to that kind of a large legacy making issue, if you will, wolf, he's go
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Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
diverted. they are in an undisclosed location. the defense official says with the number of potential hostage takers it would be an extremely dangerous assault mission. they are hoping there is some sort of diplomatic solution to the crisis. >> certainly a shock to many how quickly it happened. we have been trying to understand what happened and when these workers were seized on their way to work or what was happening. what can you tell us about the moment they were taken? and given the u.s. government was very quick to say in this case they believed this was an organized and preplanned attack. >> you're exactly right. here is what we know from the minister who says an oil field in southern algeria was attacked by militants. several hostages were taken there. this is an oil field about 40 miles from the border of libya. a group of westerners were on their way to the airport where they were attacked. alg alger security forces fired back. the militants retreated and there they took more hostages. although the group has claimed responsibility and said it did so out of retaliation for alg
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Jan 18, 2013 8:00am PST
security team and that his first priority is the safety and security of these hostages. the defense secretary, leon panetta, is saying, quote, terrorists who murder or kidnap americans will be hunted down. one escaped hostage is saying that he had plastic explosives strapped around his neck. his brother spoke about the terrifying moments. >> yeah. we just found out recently that he'd been made to sleep with semtex tied around his neck. he had duct tape over his mouth and his hands tied and we find out how he got free. and was removing five convoy loads from a different part of the compound and one of the jeeps steven was in, there were five jeeps, and the algerian army had bombed the jeeps, and out of five jeeps, the bombs -- four of them were hit and wiped out and obviously they lost their lives. luckily enough for my brother he was in the jeep that crashed, and she was able to make a brea for freedom with the semtex around his neck. >> pretty calm account from the brother. but the little boy, the son of the escaped hostage here, expressing relief and tears over the news that his d
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
how many americans are still being held hostage, defense secretary leon panetta is issuing a stern warning to their kidnappers. >> we are working around the clock to ensure the safe return of our citizens. terrorists should be on notice that they will find no sanctuary, no refuge, not in algeria, not in north africa, not anywhere. those who would wantonly attack our country and our people will have no place to hide. >> cnn national security contributor and former homeland security adviser to president george w. bush fran townsend joins us now. welcome, fran. >> hi. >> we understand the united states has a plane in algeria and it's transporting americans and other westerners out of the country, some of those people are injured. do you know anything about this operation? >> no, carol. but, you know, what we're hearing is that the algerians couldn't coordinate with any of the foreign governments that had hostages on the ground. it's not all that surprising. it's not the way you want it to go if you're the american president or the british prime minister, but they acted very quickly, v
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Jan 13, 2013 12:00pm PST
business with the defense department, if you're watching this sequestration madness. our the debt ceiling madness, are you going to be hiring new people? are you going to be expanding production? no, you're going to be wondering, is the defense department budget cut by 20%, 10%? so there is that -- >> you will hesitate to make certain business decisions, particularly hiring decisions? >> exactly. republicans often talk about how uncertainty makes businesses not expand production. well this is the biggest uncertainty is the craziness over the debt ceiling. and the second biggest is on the sequestration. there's that piece of it. but there's the broader piece that you and i have talked about. which is we need to do more than just have a cyclical upturn. what you were describing very elegantly. exactly right, is that there's a cyclical rise, return of the american economy. housing is up, energy production is up. but there's a broader issue, which is how do we get the kind of growth we used to have in this country. three, 4% growth. in order to do that, we have to invest more in this
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Jan 12, 2013 9:00pm PST
. seems that we have a fixation with the idea that no defense is a good defense, and that is not a good idea. >> here is my issue with this gun-free zone claim that you keep making, you are not the only one who make temperatures unless i am wrong, the mass shooters pretty well know they are going die. they go to kill a lot of people. then they know, at some stage, they will die. all mass shooters, pretty much all of them get killed. >> frequently, they kill themselves. >> why would e a gun-free zone make any difference to them? >> they are looking, it would seem n their sick minds to, see if there a can out-do the virginia tech slaughter or some other thing that may number their perverted minds. why should we give them a neon sign that says, see if you can do better than the last guy over here. >> there was an armed sheriff at colbin, and fort hood, one of the most guarded bases, 13 were killed. >> it a gun-free zone. no guns on base unless you were an mp. >> it remains one of the guarded military bases in the world. >> a lot of good that did. >> my point s when you have a mass of
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Jan 15, 2013 1:00pm PST
defense was, after what i've been through, do you think i would put that stuff in my body and, of course, everybody said, everybody bought that because it was so plausible. so for lance to have actually doped after cancer was a pretty tough thing to do and i think it indicated a win at all costs attitude that was commendable and it was a seriously wrong thing to do. >> you were one of the very first people to question lance armstrong. it goes all the way back to 1999. what was it that made you suspicious in the first place? >> my first point of kind of suspicion was watching lance's treatment of a young french rider and there will be people out there, if they were all doping, how wrong -- how can you blame lance and single him out? they all weren't doping and one of the guys who did not dope in 1999 was a young french rider, and he offered the pin that you couldn't win this tour de france in '99 without doping and much of the colleagues resented him saying that. the guy who most resented him saying that was lance armstrong. the guy who bullied him out of the race was lance armstro
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Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
the algerian operation, it is believed continues to be under way. defense secretary leon panetta has said he believes there are as many as seven american hostages involved in this incident. it looks like the u.s. government, the british, japanese, norwegians, basically, are letting this algerian operation play out. you have to, you know, really remember, this is sovereign algerian territory. it's something the algerians take very seriously. they haven't asked, as far as we know, for any u.s. help. they want to handle it. this is a classic hostage situation. the algerians have moved in, surrounded it, nobody in, nobody out, and they are going to make the attempt to deal with it. that's the basic u.s. understanding. but, you know, beyond that it's very difficult to understand what's going on. one thing that has happened is the u.s. has sent a satellite over the region. it has some satellite imagery of this area and we have just been told by a u.s. official, an unarmed predator drone flying at a much lower altitude getting much better fidelity, detail on the site also has flown over the
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Jan 19, 2013 4:30am PST
outgoing secretaries of state and defense and the director of the cia, he'll have some new faces to work with on his foreign policy team. joe johns, cnn, washington. >> and next hour, we take a closer look at the issues that will likely define president obama's second term. >>> randi, what's coming up next? >> we have a whole lot still ahead, victor. she set fashion trends four years ago when president obama was sworn into office, so what will michelle obama wear to this weekend's inaugural events? we'll have a look at the first lady's fashion, coming up. >>> i think that there's no more higher purpose right now than to take care of folks, put themselves in harm's way, protect our freedoms. >> more than half a million folks have done more than one tour. that's a tremendous emotional and physical burden we've put on our folks that's totally unprecedented. >> we're acknowledging that people are always going to have some effect. we just want them to be able to be better at making that transition back to civilized society and not carrying around that pain of war for the rest of their life. i
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Jan 17, 2013 2:00am PST
afghan civilians, 9 of them children, he is set to be arraigned today. a defense attorney says staff sergeant robert bales will plead not guilty. he is being held at a base in washington state. bales allegedly murdered the civilians in a nighttime raid last march. >>> the world awaits oprah winfrey's one-on-one with lance armstrong tonight. it's widely reported he will admit to doping but what else will he say? the interview has not aired, but the damage control is underway. a source telling us that armstrong is already in talks to return some of his endorsement money. >>> a northern california man facing a $14,000 property tax bill, paid his tab in rolls of coin. stacks of dollar bills. larry casper said he tried to pay half his bill weeks ago but the county would only accept payment in full. so he asked family to empty out their piggie banks. every year at this time, this becomes the park city, utah sundance film festival. sundance traditionally a mecca for independent films. some 50,000 people expected to descend on the town over the next ten days. next week you guys are tra
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Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
coverage of the inauguration begins sunday at 9:00 a.m. eastern. >>> president obama's pick for defense secretary just got a huge endorsement. democratic senator chuck schumer says he supports chuck hagel after a 90-minute meeting at the white house. critics, though, blasting some of hagel's past comments including the one in which hagel said, quote, the jewish lobby has intimidated lawmakers on israel. schumer, who is jewish, says he will vote for hagel's confirmation after hagel clarified his remarks. >>> venezuela's vice president expected to deliver a state of the nation speech today. standing in for president hugo chavez who is still in cuba, recovering, continuing to get those cancer treatments. but a lot of venezuelans are just focused on finding everyday essentials, talking about eggs and flour, even toilet paper, very tough to come by, in many stores in venezuela right now. alejandra ora joins me. >> the central bank reported that the shortage increased at the fastest pace in the last three years after president chavez announced he was going to travel to cuba to get cancer trea
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Jan 19, 2013 1:30pm PST
folks putting this on, these are hand-picked families from the department of defense, folks from the fischer house, blue star families, the wounded warrior project. and i talked to one dad who was with his daughter, and he wanted to say thank you to the president, thank you to the first lady, to make this so special. watch. >> it's big. it is. it really -- makes everything we go through, you know -- we look around now and it's so beautiful here. and we've been through some hard times. and you know, we looked around at other times and it was kind of different. so to know that they care enough about those times, you know, to put on things, you know, here back home, it just feels wonderful. >> reporter: so as we look forward to this in about an hour and a half, don lemon, you have, of course, malia and sasha, the first daughters are here. i have been told the grand daughters of dr. joe biden will be here as well. so far no word on whether they'll be on stage. if this is like 2009, i have a feeling we will see them showing off some moves on stage later. nick cannon is hosting. we're hopi
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Jan 13, 2013 2:00am PST
these gun free zones. it just seems that we have a fixation with the idea that no defense is a good defense, and that is not a good idea. >> here is my issue with this gun free zone that you keep making. you're not the only one who makes it. unless i'm wrong, these mass shooters pretty well know they are going to die. i mean, they go to kill a lot of people and then they know at some stage that they are going to die. because all mass shooters pretty much get killed -- >> right, and frequently, they kill themselves. >> why would the gun free zone make a difference to them? >> they are looking for, it would seem, in their sick minds, to see if they can out do the virginia tech slaughter. or some other thing that might be in their perverted minds. so, why should we give them a neon sign that says well, see if you can do better than the last guy over here? >> you know there was an armed person at virginia technology and you know there was an armed sheriff at columbine -- >> he fled. >> right, and you know that at ft. hood, one of the most heavily guarded military bases in the world, 29
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Jan 14, 2013 6:00am PST
equipment are not designed for sport or home defense. they are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly, that's the only purpose they have. they belong on the battlefield, in the hands of our brave, professionally trained -- >> we're going to break away from this. we'll continue to monitor mayor bloomberg's remarks in baltimore. we're going to take a quick break and be back with more. that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or migh
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Jan 14, 2013 11:00am PST
guns and equipment are not designed for sport or home defense. they are designed to kill large numbers of people quickly. that's the only purpose they have. they belong on the battlefield. >> now, keep in mind, getting assault weapons ban through congress could be a extraordinarily difficult, so gun control advocates are going after retailers, especially huge ones like walmart. senator chuck schumer saying just yesterday, tried to shame walmart into halting gun sales. >> it is hard to believe that walmart, the nation's largest retailer, is being so irresponsible on this issue. i would hope that people would think twice about going to walmart if they persist in this attitude. >> let me go to george howell. you've been following this part of the story and so a protest is planned in newtown at a walmart tomorrow. >> right. >> what do organizers expect out of that? >> well, brooke, you know, first of all, you hear these mothers from the sandy hook promise, you can tell there is a great deal of sadness around this issue. but you also find frustration. people are fed up. they're tired of wai
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
agree with what cornell said. i couldn't help but notice the man who signed the defensive marriage act, bill clinton, opposed to gay marriage changed his position during the course of his presidency. >> every speech before 2004, looking for a constitution to ban gay marriage. >> i welcome it. what i didn't welcome was the most polarizing president that we had became more polarized. this was a speech for the 51% who voted for him. there wasn't much more for the 49% who did not. it was a speech that talked about collective action by the government and when you look at the biggest issue that we face of this era, it's the deficit. it's the trillion dollars of debt and the president didn't really talk about that. he talked about, we're not a nation of takers but that we've become a nation of debtors. >> the president clearly is a smart man, a smart politician. he's also a writer, a thoughtful person. if that is the speech, if the speech as ari described, why would he decide to give that speech? what's the political goal? >> this is the last time he's getting sworn in as president of the
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